Nursing School – What Type Of Degree Is Best For You?

[ad_1] So you’ve decided on a career in nursing, but you don’t quite know where to start. What type of nursing degree is best for you? What type of nursing school should you go to? There are two basic types of nursing degrees: A degree in Licensed Practical Nursing, (called Licensed Vocational Nursing in some states) and a degree in Registered Nursing. The LPN degree can be a good starting point for your nursing career. You need a high school diploma or GED to be accepted into an LPN school. Many community colleges and technical schools offer LPN degrees. Not many four-year state universities offer them. Some private, for-profit schools in your area probably offer them as well; Galen, Kaplan, Keiser, and the University of Phoenix are all examples of these types of schools. LPNs earn less than registered nurses and work under the direction of registered nurses. Some hospitals Read More …

Literature Review For Nursing Stress Interventions

[ad_1] Stress is a well-known and identified problem within the nursing profession. According to Atkinson stress occurs when one is faced with events or encounters that they perceive as an endangerment to their physical or psychological well being (as sited in McGowan, 2001). Additionally stress levels will increase when controllability and predictability in a situation decrease. There is an inverse relationship between stress and job satisfaction, as stress goes up, job satisfaction falls. As a result this increased stress could commonly results in decreased job satisfaction and decreased quality of life. This could potentially contribute to nurses leaving the profession and as an end consequence, account for the current nursing shortage. The cause of stress for nurses has found to be related to the nature of the profession. Included in these stressors are an intense work environment with extended work hours, weekends, night and holidays. According to Ruggiero (2003) stress Read More …

The Vital Role of Public Health Nursing

[ad_1] A survey done by the Department of Health of United Kingdom reveals that about 74% of adults in United Kingdom consumed an alcoholic drink daily. Worse still, more than 37% individuals reported they didn’t know the harmful effects of addiction to alcohol. These statistics reveal two things and they are as below: – Adults getting addicted to alcohol and – Adults are unaware of the health consequences. These worrying signs could be replicated to almost any country. That is probably why public health nursing plays a key role in curbing this menacing statistic. A public nurse would work to create awareness in the community about certain health issues. They identify the health care needs of a population and further, find out the needs depending on the sub-populations, families etc. This way, families who could be at a risk of infecting a certain disease receive immediate healthcare aid thereby ensuring Read More …

Mao’s Last Nursing Home

[ad_1] The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of communism is the equal sharing of miseries – Churchill There is a nursing home in Wuxi called Liang Xiao (name changed). It is located down a side alley off a busy street not far from the central train station. Like most acute care facilities in China, it is a grey and depressing place with little apparent security and wholly inadequate patient supervision. I don’t know when Liang Xiao was built and the distressed nature of the buildings offer little clue; most public facilities (with the notable exception of important government offices) are poorly constructed, it could just as easily be 10 years old as it could 30 years old. In all, Liang Xiao seems as hopeless and miserable a place as are its despondent and forlorn patients; fragility seems the least of their ailments Read More …